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Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
For full-fledged carnivores
Meat lovers, file in. Imagine waiters bearing plump skewers of barbecued beef rump, lamb and chicken, then carving them right onto your plate. That’s how the Brazilians do BBQ, and you can treat yourself to an authentic churrascaria experience at this Marina Bay Sands restaurant. And fair warning: come with a hefty appetite. Carnivore’s lunches ($34) and dinners ($49) are all-you-can-eat affairs, and the servers aren’t at all shy with heaping your plate with as much meat as it can hold.
PROMOS Make a reservation on www.quandoo.sg and present this webpage to enjoy 15 percent off your buffet lunch or dinner. Valid from December 1 to 30, except December 26, applicable from Monday to Thursday. T&Cs apply.
#01-80 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave (6688 7429, www.carnivore.com.sg). Bayfront. Daily noon-3pm, 6-11pm.
The Salt Grill & Sky Bar
For a countdown dinner with a view
Ring in the new year at The Salt Grill & Sky Bar. The opulent restaurant and bar offers sky-high dining, with a menu by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. Try kingfish sashimi and tea-smoked quail, or sip on cocktails while you catch New Year’s Eve fireworks across the bay.
#55-01 & #56-01 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn (6592 5118, www.saltgrill.com). Orchard. Restaurant: daily 11am-1.45pm, 6-9.45pm; Skybar: daily 11am-11pm.
Latteria Mozzarella Bar
For dinner under the stars
Latteria Mozzarella Bar offers an authentic Italian dining experience in Duxton Hill – perfect for a cosy date night. Sample its à la carte menu, which features homemade pasta, gnocchi as well as meat and fish dishes.PROMOS Make a reservation on www.quandoo.sg and present this webpage to enjoy 15 percent off the à la carte menu, for a maximum of six pax. T&Cs apply.
40 Duxton Hill (6866 1988, www.latteriamb.com). Tanjong Pagar. Mon-Fri & Sun noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm; Sat 6-10.30pm.
For a romantic atmosphere
Head to Vineyard for a dreamy dinner date. Dip toasted brioche into a baked brie fondue ($18) for an indulgent treat, or sip on wines as you watch the sunset from the outdoor patio.
PROMOS Make a reservation on www.quandoo.sg and present this webpage to enjoy 15 percent off the Christmas Set Menu (from $48).
#02-02 HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Rd (6479 7977, www.vineyardhortpark.com.sg). Labrador Park. Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6-10pm; Sat & Sun 11am-3pm, 6-10pm.
The Mind Café
For those with time on their hands
Head to board game café The Mind Café for hours of one-upmanship with over 300 games such as Clans, Battleship or Gone Fishing. Chow down on a hearty baked chicken mushroom rice ($11.90) or American beef pie ($5.90) while you’re at it, too.
60A Prinsep St (6334 4426, www.themindcafe.com.sg). Dhoby Ghaut. Mon-Thu 2-11pm; Fri 2-6pm; Sat & Sun noon-11pm.